News broke this morning that Yankees longtime owner and baseball icon George Steinbrenner has died. Steinbrenner, aptly nicknamed “The Boss,” reportedly suffered a massive heart attack this morning and died at 6:30 a.m. EST in a Tampa-area hospital.

Steinbrenner, 80, owned the Yankees from 1973 and re-energized the Yankees from a fallen franchise to the biggest sports entity in the world. It is a significant blow to Major League Baseball, which lost one of its giants.

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